When I first saw this post on Life thru a Linds, I knew I wanted to make it!
I started with a trip to Lowes. To save money, I knew using raw lumber would save money versus buying shelving wood. I chose 1x12s. This would give me a nice size shelf but not too thick. I also needed to buy hooks, chains, and shelving brackets.
I chose this really cool antique bronze chain. It was actually cheaper than buying it by the foot. (about $7 for 10 feet). For hooks, I had to get plain silver ones. I also got white shelving brackets. This would give more support than the L- Brackets they used. I wanted it all to blend, so I picked up Rustoleum's Metallic spray paint in Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Rustoleum is the best -no priming needed.
First up, stain!
Minwax Polyshades in Dark Walnut Satin
These are two 1x12x8 and a third cut into two 30" boards.
I then used the spray paint on all the hardware.
I loveeeeee it! This is the best spray paint ever. It goes on so smooth and I did 14 brackets and 20 hooks and I still have about half a can. Definitely worth the $7 for the bottle. (I foresee "new" hardware around my house...)
That just leaves assembly!
Flat Screen Anchor........$30
Stain (I already bought it for other crafts, so this is for about 1/5 can).... $2.
Hooks - pack of 25........$6.
Shelving Brackets (14 @ $1.50 each)..... $21
Spray Paint..... $7
Chain (20 feet)...... $13
Total Price: $147
It seems like a lot up front, but these days you can't get a solid entertainment center, especially new, for that price!
A special shout out to my dad for helping me!